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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Cheerful Daisies, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a sweet card to share with you that I found on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. I did change it a bit. There were no instructions so I had to wing it. Please read on to see how I made today's card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Starry Sky card stock. This card stock is retiring at the end of the month so I thought I'd use some before then. The color isn't the same as the color on the original card but I think it works well, it highlights the colors nicely. My card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Starry Sky card stock and using the mask from the "Artistic Mix" set I took my Blending Brush and Starry Sky ink and scrubbed on some color in an ovalish shape. 

For the splatter I took my "Wink of Stella" pen and added a bit of watered down Starry Sky ink and tapped the pen against a pencil to get the water to splatter on my card stock. Once I thought it was speckled enough I set it aside to dry. 

Next I took a piece of Basic White card stock and die cut the flower pieces from the "Cheerful Daisies" bundle. For the flower centers I stamped them using Daffodil Delight ink and die cut the large one and fussy cut the smaller ones.

The leaves were cut from the flowers and were colored using my light Granny Apple Green Blends pen. I could have used Granny Apple Green card stock but I thought the Blends pen would give an uneven coloring to look more like real leaves. 

The words are from the same "Cheerful Daisies" bundle and were die cut with a die in that bundle. I used black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Pebble Path card stock. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set aside.

I glued the layers to the flowers and then the centers were set in place. A Dimensional was set to the back of the large flower and it was set in place on the front of the card. The upper flower was added next and then the lower flower. I added them with just a dot of glue.

The leaves were glued and tucked under the flowers. Then the word piece was added. I did lift up the petals on the lower flower before pressing the piece in place.

A linen bow was tied and set in place with a dot of glue.

The whole piece was set on the front of the card base using Dimensionals. A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I'm very happy with how it turned out.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Friday, April 12, 2024

Go To Greetings, Be Mine, Painted Texture, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I do have some good news to share with you today. I think my illness has taken a turn for the better. I was awake a lot more today than I have been since last Friday. We even ran to the store to get more cough meds and I didn't feel as weak but I couldn't wait to get home to have lunch and take a long nap. The cough is still there and is fierce but it's not as frequent so I take any baby step forward as good. Tomorrow will be even better! Today I have a card to share with you that I saw on "Heartwarmer's From Vicki". The post is dated April 11th 2024.  I loved the layout. You can use it for SO many occasions. Plus you can use up some Designer Series Paper (DPS). And the added bonus is, it's a quick card to make. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens from the bottom and the fold is on the top. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock that I textured using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued this to the front of the card base.

The DSP is from the "Bee Mine" 12" x 12" package. I was thrilled to be able to use more of this paper. I hate being stuck with leftover Valentine's Day paper because I know it will not be showing up in the next catalog. Once Valentine's Day is done the paper is pretty much done. So when I can still use some I'm thrilled.  My piece of DSP measures 2" x 5-1/4".  I think the piece is not quite as wide on the original card, it's difficult to tell.  I taped the DSP to a 2-1/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Poppy Parade card stock.  Before I had taped it I die cut the ribbon layer using the die from the "Stylish Shapes" set. If you have scraps of Poppy Parade to use then by all means use them. I didn't and I didn't want to take a new piece of Poppy Parade when I could just use the layer and no one will know there's a piece missing in the middle. Once the DSP was taped to the Poppy Parade piece I glued that to the front of the card about 1/4" from the bottom edge of the card.

The words are from the "Go To Greetings" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the next size smaller ribbon die in the "Stylish Shapes" set. I taped the word piece to the Poppy Parade piece. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card. And the card was done.

I have plans on using up some wedding looking DSP and making wedding and anniversary cards using this layout. I have WAY too much DSP to use up but this will help some. And if you have some time visit Vicki's blog and see her beautiful cards.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Cheerful Daisies, Bee My Valentine, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. My post was delayed a bit because whatever this cold/virus thing I have is causing me to not move as quickly as I am used to. I'm so tired.  I take long naps and sleep through the night but yet I'm still tired. But (yes, but!!!) I do have to say I am feeling a little better.  YAY!  

I found today's card on Pinterest. When I laid my eyes on it I knew I had to make one. I just loved the idea of using the "Bee My Valentine" set again. It's just a one day celebration set and to be able to use it for other occasions is a plus.  And this card has to be the best one I've seen using this on a non-Valentine's Day card. I think you will agree with me. It's such a pleasing card. You can see the original here. I did have to change the embossing folder because I didn't have the one used on it. There were no measurements so I had to figure it out for myself and I will share them with you because I know you are going to want to make one of these cards. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. I glued that to the front of the card. 

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock and die cut the center using the largest rectangle die from the "Everyday Details" set. I kept the piece that comes from the center to use on a future card (someday when I find it in a pile on my worktable LOL). 

Next I cut a 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock and colored it using my Blending Brush and Granny Apple Green ink.

The die cut piece was laid on top of the green piece so I could see where to stamp the words. The words are from the "Cheerful Daisies" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I set the piece in place under the rectangle die cut piece and then that was glued to the front of the card.

Next came the flowers. Using Basic White card stock I die cut the 3 layers of flowers and glued them together. I did have to cut them apart from the one large flower die piece. The centers were stamped using Crushed Curry ink on a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and then die cut. The small flower I ended up fussy cutting the center. I glued the centers in place.

The leaves were stamped next using Granny Apple Green and then die cut. You need three of these. And the leafy branches were die cut using Basic White card stock and colored in using the Blending Brush with Granny Apple Green ink.

The bee was stamped next. The body is Crushed Curry ink and then stamped using black Memento ink. The face was stamped next. And then the wings were stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock and colored in using the Blending Brush with the ink that was still left on it. The pieces were punched out and the wings were glued to the back of the bee. And that's it, the pieces are all ready to assemble.

The large flower was set in place first using Dimensionals. I slipped the ferny branches under the flower and the pressed down on the piece. Next came the flower on the right, glue was added to the back and it was set in place on the card. The leaves were glued and slipped under the flowers. Then the top flower was glued in place. And lastly was the bee, it was glued in place and the card was done.

There was a lot of pieces to this card but it was so worth it. I just love how it looks. I think this is the card I will be giving to my mom for her 90th birthday later this month (maybe) I had already made her on that had the "90" on it. I guess I'll have to wait and see.  Anyway, I just love the looks of this card, it creates such a feeling of spring and happiness.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Flowering Zinnias, Mother's Day Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I think you for the well wishes. I'm sorry to say that I'm not feeling better but I'm not worse, so that's good thing, right?  I think tomorrow will be a better day! I have gotten plenty of rest and am hoping that is going to make a difference. I also hope none of you catch this horrible bug. I had to go in my workroom today to fold some clothes I was in need of some undergarments! Of all the times to run out. UGH! But I figured while I was downstairs I might as well make a card while I wait for the dryer. Please read on to see how I mad today's card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive card stock. The card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" x 12" package. I cut three strips at 1-1/2" x 3-3/4". I am never good at getting these strips cut right. Does anyone know of a chart out there with measurements on cutting strips for cards? I like the looks of the strips but I just can't get them spaced nicely. Just like today's card. I was making this card for my mom, I don't think her eyesight is that great so she might not notice how off it is. LOL  And if she does she probably wouldn't say anything anyway.

Anyway, I took those strips of DSP and taped them to the Basic Black piece. I thought I had centered the middle piece and tried to space the other two out from there but it didn't work. UGH. I tried several times to get it right but just had no luck. And you know me, I post the good, the bad and the ugly here!

I taped the piece to the Old Olive card base. I also taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock to the inside.

The words were done on my computer. I was looking for something that would fit in that die and couldn't find anything so I just typed up something and printed it out on card stock. The die is from the "Everyday Details" die set.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.

I think this would be a great thinking of you, get well, birthday, or friendship card too.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Mother's Day card,
Wanda


Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Simply Zinnia, Days to Remember, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm still here. My lungs are pretty noisy and the pulled muscle on my side from coughing is very painful.  I'm feeling better sitting up than laying down and my head is not as foggy.  Whatever this is is horrid and it can go away quickly. I don't wish this on anyone. I wanted to make a card to share that is a quick one and I succeeded in that. And after I get done posting this I'm going to go lay down again. Please read on to see how today's card was made.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock. On top of that is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Old Olive card stock. And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White that was textured using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued that piece to the Old Olive piece and then that was taped to the Lemon Lime Twist piece and then that was taped to the front of the card.

The flowers are from the "Simply Zinnia" bundle. I stamped them using black Memento ink and they were cut using the matching die.

I colored the flowers using my light and dark Poppy Parade Blends pens. The centers were done using the light Pecan Pie Blends pen and Daffodil Delight Blends pen. The leaves and stems were stamped using both light and dark Old Olive Blends pens.

The circle was die cut using the second largest die in the "Stylish Shaped" set on a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowering Zinnia" 12" x 12" package. I glued that to the bottom right of the card. It's about 1/8" up from the bottom and 1/8" over from the right edge of the Basic White piece.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink and then punched out using the "Double Oval" punch. I set the words in place using a couple of Dimensionals and the card was done.

This is a very quick and easy card to make. I also think it would make a great get well, thinking of you, or Mother's Day card too!  I have lots of DPS left over and I may make a few more of these so I can use up some of that DSP.  A goal of mine this year is to use up more DSP.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Monday, April 08, 2024

Oh So Sorry, Too Ill to Stamp

Hello.  I'm sorry to say that I am unable to post a card today. On Easter we were with a lot of family members and one (or more) of them brought a nasty virus to the event. On Thursday afternoon it hit me. Friday I felt wiped out. By Saturday I had pulled a muscle in my back coughing and as of today I have a pulled muscle on my left side which makes it extremely painful to cough.  I wish this on no one, it's awful.

I am hoping that I can get to my workroom tomorrow and make a card to share with you.

In the meantime, happy stamping and I'll see you tomorrow,
Wanda

Saturday, April 06, 2024

Meandering Meadow, Days to Remember, Masculine Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a super quick card to share with you. Please read on to see how I made it.

On my worktable was a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Meandering Meadows" 6" x 6" package. My piece measures 3" x 4-3/4". I taped it to a 3-1/4" x 5" piece of Basic Black card stock. 

From there I took a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock and taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Garden Green card stock to it. I didn't texture it because not much of it would be showing to matter.

The DSP layered piece was taped in place on the left side of the card

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch. Using the same punch I punched out a Basic Black scalloped piece. I taped the two ovals together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.  And the card was done. As quick and simple as that. I still have a lot of 6" x 6" sheets in that "Meandering Meadow" package and I know I won't be using them up before they retire. But I'm sure on an off day I will sit and whip up a few card using it.  And it's about time I make a bundle of cards as a gift for a friend. I had made her a nice box full a couple of years ago and I can only assume she used them all up. Making an extra card here and there adds up and the next thing you know you have a box full ready to go! 

I hope you enjoyed today's birthday card and I thank you SO very much for stopping by,
Wanda


Friday, April 05, 2024

Petal Park, Days to Remember, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today's birthday card could be used for a number of other occasions like, thinking of you, get well, Mother's Day or friendship. I love creating cards that can be versatile. Sometimes I make extra and then stamp the word pieces but don't tape them down. I set them inside the card so I can add what I need when I need it. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. 

I too a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Bee Mine" 12" x 12" package. I have SO much of that DSP left. But making extra cards for future events I should be able to use up a bit more of it. I taped that piece of DSP to the front of the card.

A 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock was cut for the focal piece. I stamped the leaves using Granny Apple Green ink and then I textured it using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. I glued this piece to the front of the card.

The flowers were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Crushed Curry for the outline and Daffodil Delight for the petals. I used my light Pecan Pie Blends pen for the flower centers. I fussy cut the flowers because I didn't buy the punch. One can only purchase so many items and make cuts where you can so you can get the items you think you'll have the most fun with. Once the flowers were cut I set them in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch. I also used the same punch on a scrap piece of Granny Apple Green card stock for the scalloped layer behind them. I taped the two ovals together. Dimensionals were added to the back and they were set in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

I thought this card went together quickly and it wasn't ugly! LOL

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Perennial Postage, Softly Stippled, Mother's Day Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a interesting card to share with you.  I'm calling it interesting because I'm not real thrilled with it and it just didn't turn out line I had seen it in my head.  Please read on to see how I put my card together (so you can do it differently and make yours better! LOL).

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Softly Stippled" 12" x 12" package. I taped it to the card base.

Next I got out my "Dainty Delight" bundle and die cut the flower pieces. I used Lost Lagoon, Petal Pink, Crushed Curry, Pool Party and Poppy Parade. 

The words are from the "Perennial Postage" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the third largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" set. I die cut them so they were towards the right of the circle so the flowers could cover some of it.

The word piece had to be taped down first. Next came the long curved Lost Lagoon stem. Then the Pool Party flowers were added. The Poppy Parade ones were added and then the Powder Pink flowers. Little leaves were added here and there.

To finish off the card I took some clear embellishments and I colored them using my dark Pool Party Blends Pen.

I have to laugh every time I type the words Pool Party. I'm a pretty fast typer and sometimes Pool gets typed Poop.  Fortunately I catch it before I publish my posts!  LOL If it weren't for muscle memory I think poop would show up a lot more.  

This was a fun card to make but I'm not fond of the colors I chose.  But some mom is going to love the card because her child gave it to her, right?  Nod your head yes to make me feel better! LOL

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Mother's Day card,
Wanda

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

Gone Fishing, Days to Remember, Masculine Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I have a masculine birthday card to share with you today. Please read on to see how it was made. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Mossy Meadow card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Very Vanilla card stock. One I taped to the inside and the other I textured using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued that piece to the front of the card.

For my card I am using up pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP). My DSP is from the "Gone Fishing" 12" x 12" package. 

The colorful fishing lures one measures 2" x 4" and the Mossy Meadow layer behind it measures 2-1/4" x 4-1/4".  I glued that piece on the front of the card and eyed it so it looked equal on the top, bottom and left side.

Next I cut a piece from the same package that measured 2" x 2".  I had stated that these were scrap but I did have to trim them a bit so they were nice rounded numbers. The Mossy Meadow layer behind this piece measures 2-1/4" x 2-1/4".  I taped that piece to the colorful lures piece.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using a freshly inked (very juicy) black Memento ink pad. I punched it out using the oval from the "Dual Oval" punch. Using the same punch I punched out the scalloped oval. I taped the ovals together, added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the front of the card.

Using another piece of DSP from the same package, I fussy cut two fish for the front of the card. The small fish was glued to the bottom and the large fish has Dimensionals behind it.  And that was it, the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I have lots more fish cut out to play with. It's amazing how many things you can fussy cut while watching tv!  This would make a nice Father's Day card too!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's masculine birthday card,
Wanda

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Gone Fishing, Days to Remember, Masculine Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a masculine birthday card to share with you. Please read on to see how it was made.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I was using scraps from my "Gone Fishing" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) package. The denim looking piece measures 3" x 4" and the Boho Blue layer behind it measures 3-1/4" x 4-1/4".  I taped the two pieces together and then taped it to the front of the left side of the card.

The fishing lures piece measures 2" x 3-3/4" and the Boho Blue layer behind it measures 2-1/4" x 4". I taped the layers together and then taped that to the front of the card. I left about the same amount of space between the layers and the bottom edge of the card. It's about the same distance at the top part of the card. I also centered it on the denim piece so it looks like there's equal amounts of denim showing on each side of this strip.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch and using the same punch I punched out the scalloped oval. I taped the ovals together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

This is a very quick and easy card to make and it's great to be using those pieces of DSP that are just sitting in the bottom of the package. I have SO much DSP that I know I will never use it all up.  But I'll use what I can when I can! At least I'm making an effort, right? 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's masculine birthday card,
Wanda

Monday, April 01, 2024

Days to Remember, Dainty Delight"Bee Mine, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you that has a fun layout. I found a card on Pinterest with the layout and thought I'd give it a try. You can see that card here. I changed it a lot because I wanted to use more of the "Bee Mine" Designer Series Paper (DSP) that will be retiring at the end of the month.  I still have quite a bit left because I don't make many Valentine's Day cards. I had to guess at the measurements because there was no link to the original card. Please read on to see how I made this card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut two pieces of DSP from the "Bee Mine" 12" x 12" package at 5-1/4" x 2-1/4" and 5-1/4" x 2-3/4".  

For the flowered piece (5-1/4" x 2-1/4") I marked 3/4" from the top on the left side and 1-1/4" from the top on the right side. The bottom was marked at 1-1/4" from the right side. I cut the piece from the side marks to the bottom center mark. 

For the red piece (5-1/4" x 2-3/4") I marked 2" from the top on the left side and 1-3/4" from the top on the right side. The bottom mark is at 1-3/4" from the left side. Again I cut the pieces from the side marks to the bottom center mark.

The layer is a piece of  Lemon Lime Twist, a color that causes me to step outside of my comfort zone. It's now one of my favorite colors and I would bet that when it retires someday I will still be on my first package of it! I taped my DSP pieces to the card stock and took them to my paper trimmer and cut them about 1/8" from the sides and bottoms edges.  Then I taped the flowered one to the red one and that was taped to the front of the card.

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch. The scalloped layer is a scrap piece of the Lemon Lime Twist. I taped the two layers together, added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the front of the card.

The die cut flower is from the "Dainty Delight" bundle and was cut using Poppy Parade card stock. And a scrap piece of Basic White card stock for the center. I used a dot of glue to hold the flower pieces together and another dot for the center of the flower. I added a small Dimensional to the back and set it in place on the front of the card

I thought the card needed something on the left side and once I stamped the little flower from the "Days to Remember" set I knew I didn't like it. It's Poppy Parade ink so it matched but it isn't the right place for it. In hindsight I think I should have cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it with one of the current embossing folders and used that to set the DSP pieces on. Perhaps I wouldn't have needed to add anything in that open are since the texture would take care of it.  The world may never know! LOL  I would recommend doing it that way unless you can come up with something better for that plain open area.

It was a fun card to make. I like the different cut layers, it's a nice change.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Hills of Tuscany, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun card to share with you using the "Hills of Tuscany" set. I hear the word Tuscany and I think of the move "Under the Tuscan Sun."  Wonderful movie. Anyway, I found this card on the net. There's a video and you can follow it. I thought it started out making the card with the circle but it was making one using the arched die cut piece. So I ended up just cutting a circle on mine. It's okay, I still like it. You can see the video here.  Please read on to see how the card is made.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Basic White card stock. One was taped to the inside and the other was textured using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. I glued that to the front of the card. 

A 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" x 12" package. I glued that to the front left side of the card. 

Now came the fun stamping. First the sky went in using Balmy Blue ink. Then the house in Copper Clay with a Pebble Path roof. The grassy area was stamped using Old Olive, Mine was stamped more times than in the video only because I couldn't get my white open areas inked. But it's still pretty. The water was added next using Lost Lagoon ink. I was following along as the lady was teaching it and she said she used the Lost Lagoon stamped off before stamping it on the front of the card. I just never learn to watch the video first, I just jump in and play along. We all make mistakes but it still turned out nice and with the way I did mine the water doesn't show much. The trees were added next using Mossy Meadow ink and lastly was the sun which was stamped using Crushed Curry.

I used the 5th smallest circle in the "Deckled Circles" die set.  Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the same "Hills of Tuscany" set and were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I cut them using the die from the ""Stylish Shapes" die set. A Dimensional was added to the left side and some double sided tape to the right side and it was set in place on the front of the card.  And that was it, the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I do like how it turned out. I may follow another one of her cards on the video but for now I'll just leave it here.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thinking of you card,
Wanda


Saturday, March 30, 2024

Perennial Postage, Forever Love, Around the Bend, Mother's Day Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a Mother's Day card to share with you. It's nice to get a jump on needed cards, isn't it? I like to try to plan ahead when I can and sometimes it actually works out! Please read on to see how I made today's card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. After making my card I think Very Vanilla would have been a better choice. The card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 3" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Forever Love" 12" x 12" package. I die cut the bottom area of that piece using the curved die from the "Around the Bend" bundle. 

Using the same die set I cut the scalloped piece using gold foil card stock. I taped the DSP to the gold piece.

Next I cut a 3" x 4-1/4" piece of DSP from the same "Forever Love" package. I taped the piece to the bottom of the card base and then the foil layered piece was taped to the upper part of the card base.

The words are from the "Perennial Postage" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the 4th circle in the "Stylish Shapes" set and I used the 3rd circle from that set on a piece of gold foil card stock. I taped the two circles together and set it in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.  And the card was finished.

This was a fun card to make. It was quick and easy and has an elegant look to it. Though I do recommend you use Very Vanilla card stock instead of Basic White. The white is just too bright and looks out of place. But the mom that receives it will not care.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Mother's Day card,
Wanda